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Darwinopterus robustodens

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Taxonomy
Darwinopterus robustodens was named by Lü et al. (2011). Its type specimen is 41HIII-0309A, a skeleton, and it is a compression fossil. Its type locality is Daxishan, Linglongta, which is in a Bathonian/Kimmeridgian lacustrine sandstone/mudstone in the Tiaojishan Formation of China.

Synonymy list
YearName and author
2011Darwinopterus robustodens Lü et al. pp. 508-510 figs. 2, 6a

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
RankNameAuthor
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Archosauromorpha(Huene 1946)
Crocopoda
ArchosauriformesGauthier 1986
Eucrocopoda
Archosauria()
informalAvemetatarsalia
Ornithodira
PterosauromorphaPadian 1997
Pterosauria(Kaup 1834)
Macronychoptera
NovialoideaKellner 2003
Lonchognatha
Monofenestrata
genusDarwinopterus
speciesrobustodens

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
J. Lü et al. 2011A new monofenestratid pterosaur differing from D. modularis in that tips of the teeth are much sharper, the teeth are conical and are swollen near the boundary between the crown and tooth root. There are nine pairs of teeth in the upper and eleven pairs in the lower jaws, which are smaller than those of D. modularis.